Fall Semester Courses

Undergraduate 2020 Fall Semester Courses

French courses

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FRIT-F225 — A&H GCC
2:30-3:45 TR

This course offers a critical perspective on the evolution of French politics, society, and culture since the Second World War, with a focus on France's place in Europe and in relation to the United States. Topics covered will include national identity, cultural pluralism / minority rights, race relations, educational / political / legal institutions, gender (in)equality, and the mass media. 

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FRIT-F300 — A&H
4:00PM - 5:15PM TR

This course will serve as an introduction to French and Francophone studies through stories revolving around the theme of scandals. We will read, watch, and interpret stories and representations of scandal as they are depicted in both literary texts and in adaptations to other visual media (such as films and graphic novels).

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FRIT-F300 — A&H
10:10A - 11:00A MWF

We will read, listen to, observe, and interpret the figure of the femme fatale as she is depicted both in literary texts and in adaptations to other media (film, opera, popular music, graphic novels, and the arts). We will study classic works like Le Mariage de Figaro, Carmen, Salomé, and La Bohème that explore love, desire, and jealousy, as well as religion, the status of women, the critique of social inequalities, and political conflict.

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FRIT-F305 — A&H
1:00P-2:15P TR

In this course we will read and discuss plays and essays, and essays about the theater -- from such authors as Victor Hugo and Antonin Artaud, the latter of whom was a 20th century movie actor and a patient of Jacques Lacan. 

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FRIT-F313-2096
1:25-2:15 MWF

This course builds students’ understanding of advanced aspects of French grammar and their facility in applying them to written and oral expression. It is designed to build upon the intermediate student’s existing knowledge of French grammar and develop a more sophisticated mastery of advanced structures.

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FRIT-F313-2097
11:15-12:05 MWF

This course builds students’ understanding of advanced aspects of French grammar and their facility in applying them to written and oral expression. It is designed to build upon the intermediate student’s existing knowledge of French grammar and develop a more sophisticated mastery of advanced structures.

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FRIT-F314
2:30P-3:45P TR

This course is designed to improve command of written French and build vocabulary through intensive writing. Students will practice with a variety of literary, expository, and communicative writing styles. Good preparation or reinforcement for 300-level classes and study abroad.

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FRIT-F315
2098--11:15A-12:05P--TR--WH 104(LECTURE)
(students register for one of two Drill sections below)
2099--10:10A-11:00A--MW--ED 1004
2100--2:30P-3:20P--TR--BH 016

In-depth study of the French sound system and refinement of pronunciation through practical exercises.

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FRIT-F435 — A&H
4:00P-5:15P TR

This course will be devoted to close readings of six short novels written between the early eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries—four of them by men and two by women—which explore conflicts of love and passion with the institutions representing social order: the family, religion, patriarchy, class divisions, etc.

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FRIT-X471
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Under the guidance of their instructor, advanced students of French facilitate weekly French conversation groups for lower level students. Leaders are responsible for planning all group sessions, including discussion topics generated by magazine/newspaper articles and movies, and activities such as games and cooking.

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Italian courses

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FRIT-M100

Introduction to contemporary Italian language, geography, and culture. Involves a broad variety of assignments and activities that develop grammatical competency and proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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FRIT-M115
11:15A-12:05P MTWR

This intensive beginning course covers the material of two semesters in one (M100 and M150). The course meets four times a week and also involves independent work by students, a portion of which will be performed online. During the semester students are involved in a variety of tasks practicing speaking, writing, listening and reading in a cultural context.

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FRIT-M150

Continued introduction to contemporary Italian language, geography, and culture. Involves a broad variety of assignments and activities that build grammatical competency and proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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FRIT-M200

This course is a continuation of Elementary Italian II. In class the students concentrate on reviewing and refining structures learned at the 100-level, but this time at an intermediate level. During the semester students are involved in a variety of tasks practicing speaking, writing, listening and reading in cultural context.

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FRIT-M215
1:25P-2:15P MTWR

This intensive intermediate-level Italian course covers the material of two semesters in one (M200 and M250). The course builds upon the first three semesters of beginning Italian (or equivalent) adding the unique feature of short films as the first stimulus for learning intermediate-level vocabulary, grammar, and cultural concepts. 

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FRIT-M236 — A&H GCC
4:00P-5:15P TR

Nearly 700 years after his death, Dante persists as a presence in contemporary culture, with new translations that come out almost every year, and many adaptations and references in literature, film, television, and the like. But there are those who have objected to the reading of the Divine Comedy in the global 21st century, arguing that it is racist and sexist, homophobic and anti-Semitic. In this course, we will consider what it means to read a 14th-century poem in the here and now. 

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FRIT-M300
10:10A-11:00A D

Conducted in Italian, this course continues the study of advanced structures through a variety of media and authentic texts. While the focus is on accuracy and fluency in speaking, practice with other skills and the study of Italian culture will be integrated throughout.

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FRIT-M307 — A&H GCC
1:00P-2:15P TR

Join us to consider the body in medieval and premodern Italian literature, both in the metaphorical sense of the body of literature that is defined as the canon and in a more literal key of representations of the body with regard to gender and desire. We will balance our approach between well-known figures like Dante, Boccaccio, and Petrarch and authors defined as a "minor," the serve to complicate our ideas of who matters and why. 

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